Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames - 12/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (14-14-2) at Dallas Stars (23-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -196 / Calgary Flames +176 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars meet Thursday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Calgary Flames hope to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 12 goals, Jiri Hudler has 12 assists and Sean Monahan has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 71.6 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 54 goals on 556 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 35 goals on 254 shots. Ramo has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Michael Frolik is doubtful with a shoulder injury.
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The Dallas Stars look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 20 goals, Tyler Seguin has 25 assists and Jason Spezza has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 47 goals on 517 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 31 goals on 371 shots. Niemi has allowed four goals in his last three games games.
The Flames are 8-21 in their last 29 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. The Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 37-14 in their last 51 overall. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Flames have won six straight and the road team has won five of the last six meetings between these two teams. The value is on Calgary and the big plus money.